Plenty of folks on social media are letting it be known that they #StandWithAmber following Amber Heard’s domestic abuse allegations against Johnny Depp.
The 30-year-old actress filed for divorce from the “Alice Through the Looking Glass” actor, 52, on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. On Friday, she was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp over accusations of violence.
“During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me,” Heard claims in court documents obtained by ET. “I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.”
Heard also says she is “extremely afraid of Johnny” and that his temper has “proven many times to be physically dangerous and/or life-threatening.” Meanwhile, Depp’s attorney filed a memorandum that claims, “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”
With Depp’s latest film, the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, opening in theaters on Friday, many fans have threatened a boycott on Twitter, while others have shown their support for Heard using the hashtags #ImWithAmber and #WeStandWithAmber.
“You should never have to feel afraid to speak up about abuse. #imwithamber” one user tweeted.
Others called out the fact that Heard has been a target for criticism concerning her bisexuality since she filed for divorce and has been called a gold digger for seeking spousal support from Depp. (Which Depp previously filed to deny.)
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Film insider Tara McNamara of the 15 Minutes of Film podcast tells ET that a boycott of the movie would not actually hurt Depp, financially.
“The expectations going into Memorial Day weekend are that “Alice Through the Looking Glass” will open in the $60 million range,” McNamara explains. “If protesters boycott the film, the financial pain will be felt by Disney, their stockholders, the filmmakers, and the movie theaters. Johnny Depp would mostly be hurt by social perception.”
“While the film’s plot revolves around Depp’s character, The Mad Hatter, “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is really a Mia Wasikowska film — her character Alice is in every scene,” she adds. “Ironically, [the movie] is a female empowerment story with a strong, capable and smart young woman as a protagonist; it would be a shame if girls miss out on such a positive projection because of the alleged bad behavior of one man.”
ET reached out to Disney regarding “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and a potential boycott, but has yet to hear back.
Depp’s reps released a terse statement on Thursday concerning the divorce, saying, “Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life.”